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Tottenham Court Road: the changing fortunes of London's furniture street 1850-1950

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posted on 14.03.2012, 10:05 by Clive Edwards
London's Tottenham Court Road has long been associated with the furniture business, but had its heyday between 1850 and 1950. This paper considers the furniture business in this street through a mix of retail business history and urban geography. It will attempt to show why this particular 'furniture street' developed as it did. Considerations of the networks or clusters of businesses associated with furniture-making assist in the analysis. The nature of the furniture industry and trade in the immediate area and the history of particular stores in the street as exemplars of the processes are examined.

History

School

  • The Arts, English and Drama

Department

  • Arts

Citation

EDWARDS, C., 2011. Tottenham Court Road: the changing fortunes of London's furniture street 1850-1950. The London Journal, 36 (2), pp. 140 - 160.

Publisher

© W. S. Maney & Son Ltd

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publication date

2011

Notes

This article was published in The London Journal [© W. S. Maney & Son Ltd] and the definitive version is available at: http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/maney/ldn/2011/00000036/00000002/art00003

ISSN

0305-8034;1749-6322

Language

en